Maria Quintero Announced as Speaker for the 2016 CLM New York Conference

November 29, 2016

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is pleased to announce Maria Quintero, Partner, will be speaking on “Are Settlement Discussions Soundproof? The Confidentiality And Admissibility Of Settlement Negotiations And Offers In Extra-contractual Disputes.”  This summit will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, NY.

Maria Quintero devotes her practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to complex insurance coverage disputes at the pre-trial, trial and appellate court levels involving a broad range of insurance lines including property, cyber, commercial general and professional liability policies.  Ms. Quintero's practice also concentrates on specialty insurance litigation, bad faith defense, and insurance agent and broker liability claims. She develops training on industry best practices and presents frequently on emerging insurance and technology topics.

Maria Quintero's accomplishments include securing a defense verdict in a month-long jury trial involving claims of bad faith and products liability and obtaining an award of expert witness costs and fees in favor of the defendant insurer. She has successfully opposed a writ of certiori in the U.S. Supreme Court and prevailed on numerous dispositive motions at trial court and appeal levels including motions involving a $900,000 claim for coverage under an additional insured endorsement;  constitutional and common law claims for due process; and use of policy proceeds under a directors and officers policy in a case involving more than 50 claimants.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Quintero serves as a Board of Director for the Northern California and Nevada Association of Defense Counsel where she chairs the Diversity Committee and Substantive Law Committee.  She is also a CLM National Co-Chair for the Extra Contractual Committee and serves on the Northern California chapter committee for CLM.   She is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ("FDCC") and the National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL").  She can be contacted at 

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